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Neck Cracking, Dangerous? Spinal Manipulation May Increase Risk Of Stroke

Neck Cracking, Dangerous? Spinal Manipulation May Increase Risk Of Stroke

Commented Oct 7, 2012 at 12:51:21 in Healthy Living

“The orthopedic surgeon in this article is not well informed. I am a Doctor of Chiropractic that studied for 4 years after college to earn my doctorate degree and we are very well trained to diagnose and treat patients with neck pain. There are many research studies that prove that chiropractic care is very safe for people suffering neck pain. There are many reports in the scientific literature that cervical artery dissections occur during everyday activities such as turning your head to drive, washing your hair at a beauty salon or sleeping on your stomach. There is a study in the journal Spine in 2008 that proves that there is no greater risk of having a stroke in a chiropractor's office versus a medical doctor's office. So as you can see this person is at risk and the practitioner whether a MD or a DC needs to take a good exam and look for certain red flags. It is a risk but very low less than 1 in 5.8 million. But when compared to the number of illnesses and deaths that occur this year from the use of prescription and over the counter drugs, the number of serious complications from chirorpractic treatment is extremely low.”

lgoodman on Oct 13, 2012 at 00:28:55

“Well educated chiropractors are sensitive to patient risk factors, concerns and style of manipulation. I encourage patients to seek out docs like Dr. Mooberry.”

sensimilla on Oct 9, 2012 at 18:06:21

“the number of serious complications from chirorpractic treatment is extremely low.

Not for me it isn't. Every single chiro i've been to has injured me. Last one i had on an ongoing basis used to JUMP ON ME to get things to crack. I've found much less forceful ways to crack my neck and back without a chiro, thanx.”